Politics can be risky: 78 slain since the fall

Funeral for a slain mayor in Michoacán.
Funeral for a mayor killed in Michoacán.

As election campaigns gain steam political assassinations continue to climb: 11 have already been recorded so far this month.

By the end of March, 67 politicians had been slain since the electoral process kicked off last September. As of Tuesday, the figure was 78, according to a report published by the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP) and the risk analysis firm Etellekt.

There have been 203 acts of aggression against politicians since September, 173 of which were armed attacks. The third edition of the report, entitled Political Violence Mexico, also counted,…

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